Canadian Trade Policy Delivers Blow to Wisconsin Dairies

Lizzy Schultz

Over 70 Wisconsin dairy operations are already feeling the blow from a protectionist Canadian trade policy that has slammed the door on American dairy exports, violated existing trade commitments, and left farmers across the state scrambling to find milk buyers. Grassland Dairy Products Inc. informed over 70 operations this week that their contracts with the company will end May 1st, …

Ag Group, Animal Agriculture, audio, Dairy, exports, trade

Talk about Ethanol Exports at #Grains17

Cindy Zimmerman

Exports of U.S. ethanol and distillers feed co-products were a big topic at the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) 14th International Marketing Conference & 57th Annual Membership Meeting in Panama City, Panama and USGC president and CEO Tom Sleight says the export picture is changing but still positive for both. In this interview with AgWired reporter Lizzy Schultz, Sleight also talks …

audio, Ethanol, exports, Livestock

#Ethanol Report on Export Picture

Lizzy Schultz

Ethanol exports are in the news this week. First we heard about record net ethanol exports for 2016 in a new report from the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), followed quickly by an industry letter to President Trump drawing attention to China’s trade barriers that are shutting out U.S. exports of ethanol and distillers feed co-products. In this Ethanol Report, RFA …

audio, Ethanol, Ethanol Report, exports, RFA

#ExEx16 Featured in Ethanol Report

Joanna Schroeder

Export Exchange 2016, sponsored by the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) and the U.S. Grains Council (USGC), was held this past week in Detroit, Michigan with over 400 attendees, including some 200 international buyers and end users from more than 35 countries. The event is held every other year to bring together international buyers and domestic suppliers of coarse grains and …

audio, Ethanol, exports, RFA

Ethanol Report Previews Export Exchange

Joanna Schroeder

With the recent action taken by China against imports of U.S. dried distillers grains (DDGS), the upcoming Export Exchange is more important than ever to expand export opportunities for the ethanol co-product used as livestock feed. This year will be the third Export Exchange, an event sponsored every two years by the Renewable Fuels Association and the U.S. Grains Council …

audio, Ethanol, Ethanol Report, exports, RFA

U.S Soy Global Trade Exchange

Joanna Schroeder

The 4th annual U.S. Soy Global Trade Exchange & Midwest Specialty Grains Conference and Trade Show hosted by the U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC), took place in Indianapolis, IN and is the premiere global soy and grain trade event. Over 700 attendees gathered with 300 of them representing 55 countries across the globe all focused on U.S. soy. The event …

audio, Events, exports, Food, soybeans, trade

USMEF Weekly Audio Report

Joanna Schroeder

In this week’s U.S. Meat Export Federation’s (USMEF) audio report, we again hear from John Brook, USMEF regional director for Europe, Russia and the Middle East. Gulfood 2016 is underway this week in Dubai, United Arab Emirates and is attract more than 90,000 people from 160 countries. Brook notes that the largest-ever contingent of U.S. meat exporters is participating in …

audio, exports

Vilsack and Duvall Discuss Benefits of TPP

Joanna Schroeder

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall got together to discuss the benefit of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) for agriculture as AFBF released an economic analysis of the pending trade agreement. “Until today, we didn’t have a specific documented review or study of that benefit,” said Vilsack, said in thanking Farm Bureau for doing the …

AFBF, audio, exports, trade

USMEF Reports on The Dominican Republic

Joanna Schroeder

This week’s audio report from the US Meat Export Federation (USMEF) covers the Dominican Republic, one of the fastest-growing markets for U.S. beef and pork, and how food service training programs for Dominican chefs and other restaurant staff have helped create new opportunities in this promising market. The report is led by Julieta Hernandez, USMEF foodservice manager for Mexico and …

agribusiness, audio, Beef, exports, Pork

US Beef Approved for Export to Columbia

Joanna Schroeder

This week’s audio report from the US Meat Export Federation (USMEF) discusses an important policy change occurring in the South American country of Colombia, and what this change means for U.S. beef producers. Following Colombia’s recent decision to remove restrictions related to Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) on certain bone-in cuts of beef, the U.S. beef industry has officially gained full …

audio, Beef, exports, international